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 Lower barriers
to U.S. trucking
won't cost jobs,
joint study says
The l'niversitv of British Columbia, V ancouver, B.('.
V oiume 35, Number 14     Aug. A, 1989
By JO MOSS
Fears that Canadian trucking companies will be squashed when federal legislation opeas up the Canadian freight market
to American trucking companies are
unfounded, a joint UBC/Uni versity of
Victoria study suggests.
The report says deregulation will not
lead to the loss of Canadian jobs and
domination ofthe carrier market by U.S.
giants, as detractors claim.
The study. Canada/United States Trade
in Transportation Services, looked at non-
tarriff barriers—such as immigration restrictions and taxes—to Canadian carriers
competing in an open market. (Canadian
carriers have had full access to the U.S.
freight market since 1980)
"Our conclusion is that relatively few
U.S. federal or state economic assistance
or regulatory programs significantly affect the ability ofthe Canadian trucking
industry to compete in the trans-border
market." says Commerce Professor
Garland Chow, who co-authored the study
with James McRae. a University of Victoria Public Administration professor.
Commissioned by the Institute for
Research on Public Policy, it is one of a
series of studies completed on Canada/
U.S. trade in the service sector.
Under new federal government legislation which took effect on January I.
1988, deregulation of cross-border and
inter-provincial carriers is being phased
in over five years. By 1993, provinces
won't be able to bar U.S. carriers access
unless they fall short of standard financial
and safety guidelines.
Canadian trucking companies move
50 per cent of all imports and exports
between Canada and the U.S., more than
$865 million worth of goods. B.C.'s
border sees the most cross-border carrier
traffic after Ontario and Quebec.
McRae and Chow say critics' claims
that deregulation will reduce Canadian
jobs is a fallacy because immigration
restrictions, similaron both sides ofthe
border, force a new company to hire
nationals. American carriers which create Canadian subsidiaries must hire
Canadian employees, in the same way
that Canadian trucking companies which
expanded in the U.S. after 1980 hired
American nationals.
In fact, a limited number of new jobs
will be created under deregulation, they
say.
Despite lower taxes and lower fuel
prices, McRae and Chow found U.S.
carriers do not have a cost advantage
because Canadian carriers' labor costs
are lower and they have access to cheaper
U.S. fuel on cross-border runs.
In addition, comparisons of price structures found Canadian freight rates consistently one-third to two-thirds lower than
those of U.S. lines on similar long-distance routes.
"The net effect is that there may be a
competitive advantage for the Canadians, or at the least the two are even,"
Chow explained.
Fears of U.S. giant carrier lines squeezing out smaller Canadian companies are
also groundless. Chow said. Other studies on the productivity of U.S. trucking
companies found regional carriers more
See CANADIAN on Page 2
It's Yours contest
Pitt Meadows family chosen
When David and Cathy Tones mailed
in their coupon clipped from UBC's
Community Report. It's Yours, they never
thought they would be winners.
The Pitt Meadows family name was
drawn from coupons returned from more
than 80 B.C. communities in a contest
organized by the university's Community Relations Office.
It's Yours is an annual publication
which features university faculty and
highlights ongoing research and campus
services. It was distributed province-
wide to more than 600,000 readers as an
insert in the Vancouver Sun in May.
David, Cathy and their teenage son
Richard win a weekend at UBC including
accommodation and meals, compliments
of the UBC Conference Centre and Food
Services. Additional prizes include swim
passes to the Aquatic Centre, memberships to the Museum of Anthropology,
Botanical Gardens, Library, and Wilson
Recordings Collection, gift certificates
for UBC's Bookstore, 75th Anniversary
sweatshirts for the whole family, and
three books from UBC Press.
The visit provides an ideal opportu
nity for Richard, 16, who wants to study
husiness administration, to check out the
university. Cathy Tones said. Tones, a
registered nurse at Maple Ridge hospital,
said the family had visited UBC only
once before, during the 1986 Open House.
Her husband is president of the IWA
Fraser Valley local.
Discussions under way
to re-open Cedar Lodge
UBC Reports
schedule
The next edition of UBC Reports will
be published on Thursday, Sept. 7. It will
be the first edition to accept advertising.
For more information on rates and how to
advertise, phone Media Services photo
desk, 228^775. Deadline for placing ads
is 4 p.m. Thursday Aug. 24.
By GREG DICKSON
UBC is developing an operating agreement to re-open the Cedar Lodge Society,
a centre for the training and treatment of
mentally handicapped children at Cobble
Hill on Vancouver Island.
The center has been closed because of
funding problems. A new operating agreement with UBC will allow the facility to
reopen with an expanded role as a teaching and research centre.
"The first step in bringing the facilities back into operation will include the
development of a plan that will include a
bona fide teaching and research dimension," said UBC President David Strangway.
Several university departments will
likely be involved in the programs.
Discussions about appropriate programs and services at the centre are already under way. No patients will be
admitted until the new operating plan has
been developed. The university hopes to
operate the facility on a self-funding basis.
"Every effort will be made to determine the needs and gaps in the rehabilitation system that can be efficiently met by
programs developed at the Cobble Hill
site," said Strangway.
Prior to UBC's involvement, Cedar
Lodge operated primarily as a residential
treatment and training centre for children
with severe neurological impairment and
learning disabilities. It was incorporated
in 1969.
B.C. grizzlies threatened F
by loss of habitat
By PAULA MARTIN
B.C.'s grizzly bears may face the same fate as
their threatened counterparts in the U.S. unless
people and industry learn to live with them, says a
UBC Animal Science professor.
"Most of the grizzly bears we have live right next
to industries like forestry and mining, and these
bears are the ones that we obviously have to put
emphasis on because they are the ones on the front
line, getting nailed all the time," said David Shack-
leton.
One of his PhD students, Bruce McLellan, has
studied B.C.'s grizzlies for a decade and hopes to
determine whether bears and resource extraction
industries can exist together.
The study has looked at grizzlies' reactions to
humans and their response to seismic exploration,
timber harvesting and road maintenance. The
bears are snared and are fitted with radio collars in
order to track their movements.
The study area, about 1,700 square miles of
Crown land surrounding the north fork of the Flathead
River drainage in the extreme southeast corner of
B.C., contains one of North America's densest
grizzly populations outside of Alaska's Kodiak Island. It is also an area used heavily by resource
extraction industries such as logging, oil and gas,
and mining companies.
Shackleton said one of the major problems created by these industries is road access to bear
habitats.
He said government and industry should be emphasizing closing access roads the minute they're
not being used, in order to cut down on the impact
of hunting from those roads.
"This is already being done in some areas," he
noted.
Shackleton said that every adult grizzly bear that
has died during the study period was shot, either
legally or illegally.
He pointed out that human encroachment in grizzly country has caused direct losses through shooting and trapping and indirect losses through destruction of their habitat. These are the main
reasons why grizzly bears are now a threatened
species in the lower 48 states.
Proper management and multiple-use of land is
the key to the bears' survival, Shackleton said.
"It won't do grizzlies any good if all we do is
concentrate on preservation in a few isolated areas," he said, adding that will only result in small, vulnerable groups of bears dotted here and there.
"If we really care about the future of our bears, we
have to put into practice real multiple land use
management."
Photo by David Shackleton
Fred Hovey (left) a graduate student at Simon Fraser University and
UBC doctoral candidate Bruce McLellan carry a tranquilized grizzly to
a shady spot to recover. The bear was drugged while the two fitted it
with a radio collar to track its movements. UBC REPORTS    Aug. 3, 1989        2
Valuable anniversary asset
Archives short of space
By GREG DICKSON
The University Archives is running
out of space because of the influx of
departmental records and documents.
' "There has been a dramatic increase
in the past few years in the volume of
material flowing to the archives, and
requests for information have also underscored the need for expansion and reorganization ofthe program," said UBC
Archivist Chris Hives.
The archives doesn't have the staff to
sort through donated departmental records, so most are stored for future processing and cataloguing.
' 'We are getting more and more involved in document management. If we
can't weed out some of the material, we
could run out of space in the next two
years," said Hives.
At the same time, the archives has
embarked on a publishing campaign to
raise its profile on campus.
A series of post cards produced from
historical photographs in the archival
collection is now for sale, and a calendar
will also be produced for 1990.
"The new publishing program is part
of a campaign to raise the profile ofthe
archives amongst people who would not
normally be aware of its activities," said
Hives.
University Archives post card shows a 1927 tree-planting scene on the the south side
ofthe Science (now Chemistry) building
Hives believes the archives will be a
valuable asset during the university's
75th anniversary in 1990.
"An institution without a memory or
sense of tradition cannot fully appreciate
its current circumstances, nor can it clearly
chart a course for the future without
understanding something of its own his
tory," he said.
The archives was established in 1970
and includes records from university
departments, private papers of faculty
members, and assorted research collections. It currently has 300,000 photographs and 2,800 linear feet of textual
records on file.
Japanese brides are choosing
Canada for their honeymoon
By JO MOSS
About 60 per cent of all Japanese
tourists on package tours in Canada are
honeymooners and almost always, the
choice of country was made by the bride.
Fond memories of travelling in Canada while young and single are the reason
Japanese brides are choosing Canada as a
honeymoon destination, says Commerce
Professor Tae Oum.
Oum recently completed a study of
Japanese overseas tourism—the fastest
growing group of international travellers—to determine the destination choice
patterns and the typical Canadian visitor
profile.
Using data from a joint U.S.-Canada
tourism survey conducted in 1986, he
found well-educated, single Japanese
women in their early 20s travelled almost
twice as much as their male counterparts.
When women reach their 30s, family
responsibilities usually take over, Oum
said, but that situation is changing as
younger Japanese families get richer.
A rapidly increasing group of Japanese tourists are women in their 40s travelling without their husbands—a trend
Oum predicts will continue. Canada will
also see more Japanese teenagers travelling in the future, he said.
In all, more than 400,000 Japanese
tourists visited Canada last year, twice as
many as in 1985. They paid up to $5,000
in peak season for a seven-day tour including hotels and transportation and spent
an estimated $ 1,500 each on meals and
shopping-the highest per capita expenditure of any vacationing group.
That represents more than $2.6-bil-
lion tourist dollars per year, about half of
which goes to Canadian air carriers and
other areas of the tourism industry.
B.C. attracts the lion's share of these
visitors with Banff being the most sought-
after travel destination in North America,
perhaps because Japanese government
surveys show single Japanese women, in
particular, like scenery.
' 'The major reasons for Japanese going
abroad for tourism are sightseeing, scenery and getting to know the country,"
Oum said.
Higher incomes, longer vacations, an
affinity for Western tastes, and the status
associated with travelling abroad are prompting more Japanese to take more holidays,
Oum says, while a strong Japanese currency makes overseas travel a bargain.
A major impetus to travel is the Japanese government's efforts to encourage
international tourism—even offering tax
breaks to companies sending employees
to vacation overseas under work incentive
programs-to offset a trade surplus.
In the last three years, the number of
Japanese vacationing overseas almost
doubled, to 8.4 million in 1988. But a scant
five per cent of the total population is
travelling—compared to 40 per cent of
Britons and 11 per cent of Americans.
That means an enormous potential for
attracting more Japanese travellers to
Canada, Oum said.
However, compared to other holiday
spots. Canada currently ranks low on the
list of favorite places to visit. But North
America-especially the U.S.-is growing in popularity, Oum said, and many
Japanese are adding Canada onto their
trip to the States.
Since 1985, the number of Japanese
tourists crossing the border into Canada
from the U.S. has more than doubled.
Western Canada would do well to combine its tourism promotion with the
Western U.S. to attract this group, Oum
added.
Oum said Canadians could also benefit from emulating a Japanese custom of
aggressively soliciting foreign tour guides
to market holiday destinations.
A major deterrent to visitors travelling directly to Vancouver from Japan
is lack of adequate airline capacity especially during the summer peak season.
"I've had tour operators tell me that
if the flights were available, they could
easily fill them," Oum said.
Canadians may have
advantage: researcher
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profitable than their larger competitors.
And the scenario of American companies transporting freight from one Canadian destination to another through the
U.S., as depicted by deregulation critics, is
unrealistic, Chow said. "Routing domestic Canadian freight through the U.S. would
be both more costly and would require
longer transit times,'' he said.
Chow said American firms will continue to dominate the amount of cross-
border, north-south traffic because of sheer
numbers.
"But we've always had that Canada
is a tenth ofthe size ofthe U.S. and the
number of carriers will always be less,"
he said. These kinds of natural differences in settlement and geographic patterns might have some impact on Canadian carriers, McRae and Chow found
Some Canadian companies are already laying the groundwork for a strong
competitive base under deregulation.
"They are consolidating their position, gaining certain efficiencies, and
getting a foothold in certain areas,'' Chow
said.
Letters to the Editor
Dean responds to Tees
Editor:
The information presented in the
recent letter of Richard Tees (July 13,
1989) deserves a comment from me,
since the data demonstrate that Pharmaceutical Sciences, rather than being
the least affected of all faculties by
budgetary cutbacks is, in fact, the most
affected.
While Pharmaceutical Sciences
suffered only a 3.2% drop in FTE
from 83/84 - 87/88 the workload for the
faculty increased 19.2% and expenditure per 3 unit course decreased by
20.6%.
The last two figures are the result of
both an increased enrollment and an increased offering of courses to pharmacy students.
John H. McNeill, Dean
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Poetic justice
Editor:
I retired on June 30 under the mandatory retirement rule.
My colleagues have expressed interest in the attached which I delivered at
Senate on May 17th - my final meeting after a total of 18 years. 1 would be pleased
if it could be published in UBC Reports. The topic - mandatory retirement - is
much in the public eye just now.
Michael Shaw
University Professor
SIC TRANSIT GLORIA - PERHAPS!
0 quam cito transit Gloria Mundi!
There's a rule applies to all and sundry:
No matter that you're fit and trim.
Your belly filled with tire, vigour, vim,
Your intellect intact, your thoughts profound.
No matter that your mind is clear and sound.
No matter that your mem'ry has no match.
Your name is on the list for quick dispatch.
A winged Phoenix too soon flamed to ash
Because, it's said. Ihe U is short of cash.
Unless you are an unpaid governor
Or an eminent aged Chancellor
When your age is sixty five precisely
You must retire - best to do so nicely!
Your friends will dine you - some cry in their soup -
Praise you - all with ceremonial poop!
Not that your age has knock 'd you for a loop.
They cry so softly, softly in their soup
Because, you see, each wonders for himself
What he will do when he is on the shelf.
For others that seems many years away
And here is what they'd really like to say:
Your years are long, your shoulders sag; your brain is addled also.
You cannot stay, you're in the way; your views are even more so.
You long ago had passed your prime, and if, mayhap there was a time
Some of us thought you could amuse us by spouting caustic rhyme,
Of late, old man, your so-called verse has gone from bad to worse;
That is why, no matter how you fight or kick or yell or curse,
The rule applies - since you are sixty five we shall retire you,
Go quietly, go quietly old man, or we shall fire you.
1 shall. I wish all Senators well. Before I take my leave
Hear, Senators, one reason that I do not deeply grieve,
One reason that my copious tears are purest crocodile,
Profusely shed to hide from all assembl'd here my broadest smile-
The Supreme Court may raise me - a winged Phoenix - from my ash
Then, gentlemen, we can talk about a settlement - in cash.
The Big Apple calls
Editor:
I am writing to request further information regarding the portable, handheld mini-computer used for parking
ticket issuance which was described
in a front-page article of the May 18,
1988 issue of your newspaper, UBC
Reports.
The quality of summons issuance
is an ongoing concern of the New
York City Parking Violations Bureau.
Although the article reported the successful use ofthe mini-computers with
an issuance volume that is very small
compared with that of New York City,
we are interested in exploring the feasibility of utilizing such mini-comput
ers to improve the quality of summons
issuance in our city. I would therefore
appreciate your forwarding to us any
information you may have regarding
the mini-computers described in your
article, including information as to
manufacturer(s), prices and the operating costs associated with the minicomputers.
I thank you in advance for your
time and consideration of my request.
David J. Ellis
Chief Administrative Law Judge
New York City
Department of Transportation
Parking Violations Bureau UBC REPORTS    Aug. 3, 1989       3
People
Spaxman to teach at UBC
Spaxman
Ray Spaxman, former
director of planning for
the City of Vancouver,
has joined UBC's School
of Community and Regional Planning and the
Centre for Human Settlements.
Spaxman, who has
extensive experience as
an architect, urban designer and city planner,
will teach part-time as an adjunct professor at the
school. In his role as a senior research associate
with the Centre for Human Settlements, he will
develop and participate in its research projects.
Spaxman also operates a private consulting
business on urban problem solving.
Dr. Charles Slonecker, UBC head of Anatomy, has been appointed acting Director of Ceremonies for a one-year term.
The appointment, made by President David
Strangway, involves 20 per cent of his time and
includes planning and protocol for Congregation and
special events.
Dr. Slonecker succeeds John Stager, Associate
Dean of Arts, who resigned from the post earlier this
year.
Ruth McConnell, professor emerita of Language Education, is this year's recipient ofthe Mer-
ron Chomy Award for outstanding contributions to
the teaching of English in Canada.
McConnell began her teaching career in a one-
room schoolhouse in northern B.C., spending 19
years in the public school system. She then taught at
UBC for 20 years, concluding her career as chair of
English Education. During this time McConnell
helped to develop new ways of teaching written
composition that had far-reaching effects in B.C.
classrooms.
McConnell was presented with the award during
the annual Canadian Council of Teachers of English
conference held recently in Vancouver.
Law Dean Peter Burns
has been appointed to a new
provincial forest resources
commission by Forests Minister Dave Parker.
Bums and Forestry Dean
Robert Kennedy were named
along with nine others to
examine issues such as public participation in forest planning and management and a
proposed program to double
the land cut under tree farm
licences in B.C.
Due to an oversight, Dean Burns was not mentioned in a UBC Reports story in July.
John Allan ofthe Faculty of Education has won
the Canadian Guidance and Counselling Association Book Award for his book Inscapes of the Child's
World: Jungian Counselling in Schools and Clinics.
Burns
Articles in the book examine the effect
on children of emotional neglect, physical
and sexual abuse, serious illness, depression
and abandonment, as well as techniques that
can be used to help them overcome these
traumas.
Allan, associate professor in the department of Counselling Psychology, is the coauthor of four guidance books and over 50
articles on counselling children.
UBC senators have honored Fran Medley for two decades of service as clerk to the
senate.
Senators passed a motion of appreciation and gratitude for exemplary service at
their meeting May 17.
Earlier this year, student senators expressed their appreciation to Medley for
helping them during their terms of office.
Journal editor
keeps track
of Canada's
literary life
By PAULA MARTIN
William New's life is one for the
books.
As editor of Canadian Literature, UBC's
quarterly journal of criticism and review,
he spends most waking moments reading
and writing about this country's flourishing literary life.
When the journal was established 30
years ago by members of UBC's English
Department, the study of Canadian literature was in its infancy.
' 'When the magazine began, very little
was known about the subject and a lot of
people were sketching out the territory,"
said New, an English professor who teaches
Canadian and Commonwealth writing.
"We began developing new perspectives toward Canadian literature."
The journal was first published in
1959 under the editorship of noted Canadian author George Woodcock, then an
associate professor in the English Department.
Woodcock said at the time that the
quarterly's first task was to keep readers
informed about what was happening from
year to year in the Canadian literary world.
"We have no intention of promoting
the kind of cultural nationalism which
suggests that being Canadian is an initial
virtue in a piece of writing," he added.
New said it was Woodcock, from
whom he took over as editor in 1977, who
established Canadian Literature as the
foremost magazine devoted to the study
of Canadian writing.
It has drawn the involvement of many
Canadian writers, including Margaret
Atwood, Northrop Frye, Robert Kroetsch
and Margaret Laurence.
The contents of each issue range from
essays and original poetry to critical interpretations and historical studies. A major
section is devoted to a review of new
Canadian writing.
Assisted by editors Laurie Ricou and
Eva-Marie Kroller, both professors in the
English department, and business manager Beverly Westbrook, New finds some
time to write editorials, book reviews and
articles in addition to exploring themes in
Canadian Literature.
' 'Early next year we are going to bring
out an issue devoted to Native writing in
Canada," he said.
Although there are now other journals
devoted to Canadian writing, New says
Canadian Literature is still the pre-emi-
William New
nent journal in the field and has an international readership.
'' How do I know that? From comments that people make, from our distribution across the country and overseas,
from the fact that libraries and many
individuals subscribe to it."
Evidence of its standing is the fact that
the journal and its editor were awarded
the 1989 Gabrielle Roy prize for criticism
from the Association for Canadian and
Quebec Literatures.
"This is an honor because it comes
from the ACQL, which is the academic
association for those involved in the study
of Canadian writing," New said.
' 'One of the things the prize honors is
how we have attempted to consider all
aspects of Canadian writing, including
literature in French."
igh school students
win Chemistry medals
By GAVIN WILSON
A team of Canadian high school students won two medals at the XXI International Chemistry Olympiad, held July 2-
9 in Halle, East Germany.
The four team members were coached
by UBC Associate Professor of Chemistry Gordon Bates and Robert Cook of
Bishop's University.
Marilena Fitzsimons, of Pierrefonds,
Quebec, won a silver medal and another
award as top female in the competition.
Christopher Chan, of Willowdale, On
tario, received a bronze medal. Stephen
Cheng, of Vancouver, and Denis Desch-
enes, of Hauterive, Quebec, were given
certificates of merit.
In all, 104 students from 26 nations
took part in the Olympiad. They were
awarded 12 gold, 22 silver and 34 bronze
medals.
Competitors were judged on a five-
hour theoretical paper and a five-hour lab.
The Canadian team was chosen from
students invited to take part in a national
training camp held at UBC in May.
Enrolment increases
for Spring, Summer
Enrolment for the Spring and Summer sessions is up an average of about 12
percent this year, according to figures
released by the Registrar's Office.
The numbers represent "the biggest
increase in years," said Norman Watt,
director of Extra Sessional Studies.
Spring session (May 1 -July 21) showed
the greatest increase, up by 800 students
over last year to a total of 4,670. a jump of
about 20 per cent, said Associate Registrar Alan McMillan.
There was a more modest increase for
enrolment in Summer session (July 4-
August 12). Unofficial figures for the
period up until the end of June put the
total at 3.994. up 170. or about 4.5 per
cent, from the year before.
Watt said this is the second year enrolment has jumped, "although there was
nothing so dramatic last year."
He said an increase in course offerings
in both sessions and the convenience of
Telereg might explain the higher enrolments.
Spring session is popular with students who failed courses during Winter
session, while other students may simply
want to accelerate their studies while
holding day jobs, said Watt. About 80 per
cent of Spring Session students were registered in Winter session.
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SUNDAY, AUG. 6     |
Holy Communion
Lutheran Campus Ministry. Lutheran Campus Centre,
5885 University Blvd. 7:30 p.m.
TUESDAY, AUG. 8    |
Public Evening Lecture
Marriage, Famiy and the Kingdom of God Mary Stewart
VanLeeuwen. Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies,
Calvin College. Question and answer session from 9-
9:30 p.m. For information cal 224-3245. local 321. Main
Floor Auditorium, Regent College. 8-9 p.m.
THURSDAY, AUG. 10 |
Music for Summer Evenings
Hans-Karl Piltz, viola and Aiisa Zaenker, piano. Admission free. For information call 228-3113. Recital Hall,
MusicBldg. 8p.m.
FRIDAY, Aug. 11      |
Paediatrics Grand Rounds
Children in Pain, Part II, Dr. Leora Kuttner, Psychologist,
Children's Hospital. For information call 875-2117.
Auditorium, G.F. Strong Rehab Centre. 9 a.m.
SUNDAY, AUG. 13    |
Holy Communion
Lutheran Campus Ministry. Lutheran Campus Centre,
5885 University Blvd. 7:30 p.m.
THURSDAY, AUG. 17
Health Policy Research Unit Seminar
Healthy Public Policy: Dream or Mirage. Theodore
Marmor, PhD., Institute for Social and Policy Studies,
Yale U. For information call 228-4822. Room 253,
Mather Bldg. 12:30 p.m.
SUNDAY, AUG. 20
Holy Communion
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5885 University Blvd. 7:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 23J
Office for Women Students Seminar
Women Coping With Campus. A one-session program
for women planning to enter UBC this fall after a break of
five or more years in their education. The program is
FREE, but preregistration is required. Register at Brock
203. For information call 228-2415. Brock Hall, Room
106A,B,C. 9-3p.m.
SUNDAY, AUG. 27
Holy Communion
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WEDNESDAY, SEPT.6|
Noon Hour Concert
$2 admission charge. For information call 228-3113.
Recial Hall, Music Bldg. 12:30 p.m.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 8     |
Medical Genetics Seminar
Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome: A case presentation
and review of the literature. Dr. David Wargowski,
Clinical Genetics Unit, Grace Hospital. For information
call 228-5311. Room D308, University Hospital, Shaughnessy Site. 2:15 p.m.
UBC Reports is published every
second Thursday by the UBC
Community Relations Office, 6328
Memorial Rd, Vancouver, R.C, WF
1W5. Telephone 228-3131.
Director: Margaret Nevin
Editor-in-Chief; Don Whiteley
Editor: Howard FluxgoW
^Contributors: Greg Dickson,
Paula Martin, Jo Moss,
Gavin Wilson.
calendar
Aug. 6 - Sept. 9
Phoio b\ Media Services
A protrait of Martin Luther King by 10-year-old Creighton Lowe of Anchorage, Alaska was one of 80 works by young artists of
the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada on display at the AMS Gallery last month. The exhibiton was sponsored by the UBC
Department of Visual and Performing Arts in Education and Binney and Smith Inc.
CALENDAR DEADLINES
For events in the period Sept. 10 to Sept. 23, notices must be submitted on proper Calendar forms no later than noon on
Wednesday, Aug. 30 to the Community Relations Office, 6328 Memorial Rd., Room 207. Old Administration Building. For
more information call 228-3131. Notices exceeding 35 words may be edited.
NOTICES
Communication Courses
Improve your communication skills-team techniques to
help you speak and lead under pressure; practice exercises that strengthen breathing and delivery skills needed
to present material effectively. Additional sections of two
Communications Courses are now available: Thinking
and Communicating on Your Feet Friday, Aug. 11,7-10
p.m. and Sat. Aug. 12,9-5p.m.; and Successful Speaking, 5 Wednesdays, Aug. 16-Sept. 13,7-10 p.m. For
registration information, phone 222-5245.
International House
Orientation for International Students
Aug. 22-31. International House seeks volunteers to
assist at orientation. Various activities are being planned
for this year's orientation including sight-seeing trips,
informational talks and social gatherings. Volunteers are
needed to help with the planning and carrying out of such
activities. For information call 228-5021.
Exhibit
Pakistani Textiles by Razia Ahmed. Razia Ahmed,
Museum of Anthropology. Razia will be giving docent
tours of the textile exhibit every Tuesday throughout
August beginning at 1 p.m. Slide lecture on Friday, Aug.
18 at 1 p.m. in the Asian Centre Music Studio. For
information call 228-4688 or 228-6178. Asian Centre.
11-5 p.m. daily
Free Guided Campus Tours
Bring your friends, visitors, community or school group to
UBC tor a campus walking tour. Drop-ins welcome
MondaytoFridayat10a.m.and1 p.m. ToursforVIPs
or other interested groups available at 3 p.m. and on
weekends by reservation only. Discover UBC's history
and see everything from mammoth tusks and gargoyles
to the Rose Garden overlooking the ocean. Tours begin
at the SUB and last approximately 2 hours in the morning
and 90 minutes in the afternoon. To book, call the
Community Relations Office at 228-3131.
Sexual Harassment Office
UBC's policy and procedures are now in place to deal
with instances of sexual harassment. Two advisors are
available to discuss questions and concerns on the
subject. They are prepared to help any member of the
UBC community who is being sexually harassed to find
a satisfactory resolution. Phone Margaretha Hoek and
Jon Shapiro at 228-6353.
Faculty Club B.B.Q.
Every Wednesday night on the Upper Deck, until Labour
Day - weather permitting. For reservations call 228-
3803.
Faculty Club Chocoholic Bar
Every Thursday evening until Labour Day in the Main
Dining Room. For reservations call 228-3803.
Faculty Club Seafood Festival
Every Friday night in the Main Dining Room, For
reservations call 228-3803.
Golf Lessons
Get into the swing of things with adult golf lessons.
Classes run throughout the spring and summer for basic
and intermediate levels. For more information please
call the Community Sport Services Office at 228-3688.
UBC Tennis Centre
Adult and junior, summer tennis lessons. Day, evening
and weekend sessions available. For information call
228-2505.
Friends of the Garden
Wednesday Walks: An introduction to the Botanical
Garden. Meet at the Gatehouse. Admission: Free.
Tour: Free. Spend your lunch hour at the Botanical
Garden. For information call 228-4208. 1 p.m.
Statistical Consulting and Research
Laboratory.
SCARL is operated by the Department of Statistics to
provide statistical advice to faculty and graduate students working on research problems. For information
call 228-4037. Forms for appointments available in
Room 210, Ponderosa Annex C.
Volunteering
To find an interesting and challenging volunteer job, get
in touch with volunteer connections, the on-campus
information and referral service supported by the AMS.
Student interviewers are trained to help UBC students,
staff and faculty find volunteer jobs in their area of
interest. For an appointment to explore the available
volunteer options, contact: Volunteer Connections, Student
Counselling and Resources Centre, Brock Hal! 200 or
call 228-3811.
Walter Gage Toastmasters
Wednesday. Public Speaking Club Meeting. Speeches
and tabletopics. Guests are welcome. For information
call Sulan at 597-8754, SUB 7:30 p.m
International House
Reception Programme
Meet international students and learn about other cultures. UBC International House needs volunteers to
provide a warm welcome to newly arriving international
students. Become a host: accommodation for 3 or 4
nights and/or; driver: transportation from the airport and/
or; information aide: operate IH airport booth. For further
information call 228-5021.
International House
Reach Out Program
Reach Out is a letter wnting program linking Vancouver
correspondents with international students accepted to
UBC, whose aim is to provide those students with helpful
information and a local contact. It's a great way to make
new friends and learn about other countries. For more
information call 228-5021. Both Canadians and Internationals welcome.
Science classes lure top students
By GAVIN WILSON
It takes something special to lure teenagers to school on a Saturday.
But the UBC Science Lecture Series,
organized through the Dean of Science's
office, has been doing just that for two
years.
Top science students in Grade 11 classes
from schools throughout the Lower
Mainland are invited on Saturdays from
October to March to hear professors talk
about their research.
Topics range from computers, oceanography and mathematics to earthquakes
and the environment. A panel discussion
looked at the growing role of women in
science.
' 'The overall aim ofthe project is to
introduce students in the Lower Mainland to science and its application in
B.C.," said series organizer Alan Carter.
After lectures on their research, scientists give demonstrations that put words
inlo action.
The series also included tours ofthe
university, including the M.Y. Williams
Geological Museum, the TRIUMF particle accelerator and computer and microbiology labs.
"As well as learning about some aspect
of science, we like to familiarize students
with the campus and all it has to offer,
said Carter.
Students travelled from as far away as
Langley. Aldergrovc. Port Moody and
White Rock to attend the series.
International House
Language Exchange Program
Free service to match up people who want to exchange
their language for another. At present, many Japanese
and Mandarin speakers wish to exchange their Ian-
guages lor English. For information call 228-5021 and
ask for Yukiko Yoshida.
International House
Language Bank Program
Free translation/interpretation Services offered by International students and community in general. For information call Teresa Uyeno at 228-5021.
Personality Questionnaire Study
Subjects (adults of any age) are needed for a personality
questionnaire study being carried out this summer at the
UBC Department of Psychiatry. Participants will receive
$15 and a personality assessment. Please call 228-
7895/7057 to volunteer.
Volunteers Need
for Claustrophobia Study
Are you claustrophobic? If you are frightened of enclosed spaces, such as elevators, you might be interested to know of a study being carried out at the Clinic in
the Department of Psychology (May 15-Aug. 31). Research is currently under way investigating how this fear
can be reduced. Those accepted into the study must be
over the age of 16, in good health and not currently
undergoing treatment for this fear. For further information call Rtehard Booth at 228-5861.
Lung Disease Subjects Wanted
We are seeking interstitial lung disease subjects in order
to study the effect of this disorder on response to sub-
maximal exercise, Forfurther information call Frank
Chung at 228-7708, School of Rehab Medicine
Department of Psychology
Individuals 18 and older are needed for a research
protect on changes in memory across the adult lite span
For information call Jo Ann Miller at 228-4772
Parenting Project
Couples with children between the ages of 5 and 12 are
wanted for a project studying parenting. Participation
involves the mother and father discussing common
childrearing problems and completing questionnaires
concerning several aspects of family life. Participation
will take about one hour. Evening appointments can be
arranged. Interpretation of the Questionnaires is available on request. For information please contact Dr. C.
Johnston, Clinical Psychology, UBC at 228-6771.
Teaching Kids to Share
Mothers with 2 children between 2 1/2 and 6 years of age
are invited to participate in free parent-education program being evaluated in the Department of Psychology
at UBC, The 5 session program offers child development
information and positive parenting strategies designed to
help parents guide their children in the development of
sharing and cooperative play skills. For further information call Georgia Tiedemann at the Sharing Project 228-
6771,
Fitness Appraisal
Physical Education and Recreation, through the John M.
Buchanan Fitness and Research Centre, is administering a physical fitness assessment program to students,
faculty, staff and the general public. Approximately 1
hour, students $25, all others $30. For information call
228^356.
Surplus Equipment Recycling Facility
All surplus items. For information call 228-2813. Every
Wednesday, noon-3 p.m. Task Force BkJg. 2352 HeaJIti
Science Mall.
Neville Scarfe Children's Garden
Visit the Neville Scarfe Children's Garden located west of
the Education Building. Open all year-free. Families
interested in planting weeding and watering in the garden contact Jo-Anne Naslund at 434-1081 or 228-3767.
Nitobe Memorial Garden
Open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p m. from June 1 to August
31. Admission $1.25  Free on Wednesdays,
Botanical Gardens
Open daily form 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. from June 1 to August
31. Admission $2.50. Free on Wednesdays.
16 honored
for 25 years
of service
Sixteen new members of the 25 Year
Club were honored at a recent dinner to
recognize a quarter century of service to
UBC. The new additions are:
Louisa Chymschak, Food Services;
George Haid, Plant Operations; Joyce
Harries, Library; Cornells Hoogendyk,
Zoology; Henry Huston, Plant Operations; Lynda Johnston, Library; Imre
Markus, Chemistry; Peter Michalow,
Geophysics and Astronomy: Julietta
Oliveira, Botany; Beverly Richards.
Library; Christopher Sheffield, Electrical
Engineering; Sui Cheong Siu. Library;
Ronald Thorpe. Biomedical Communications; Juri Umelas, Plant Operations;
William Walker, Physics: Judith Willcox,
Dental Clinic.

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